Finding the Best Buys in Footwear -- Savings Experiment

How to Save Money on Shoes
How to Save Money on Shoes

No matter what style you're shopping for, shoes are that reliable, pick-me-up purchase. Shopping for footwear can give you an instant lift -- which is not always true when it comes to buying clothes. (Trying on that cute little black dress after you've put on a few pounds is more torture than fun.)

But with the plethora of shopping choices in stores and online, how can you find the best buys on heels, flats, boots and sporty shoes, too? Here's a guide to help you step into some great footwear deals this summer.